|Live at Shaffy Theater: A Concert by Two Dutch Jazz Greats|
Recorded on Nov. 16, 1974 at the Shaffy Theater in Amsterdam, a concert of avant-garde jazz, performed by Willem Breuker on saxophones and clarinets and Leo Cuypers on piano. These two jazz greats from the Netherlands move seamlessly from radical free jazz to more lyrical musings, at times quoting famous popular melodies, before meandering back into more improvisational territory, all to the notable amusement of the audience...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Avant-Garde; Jazz
|An Interview with Ivan Tcherepnin and Richard Borovsky|
From a recording made on November 22, 1971, Charles Amirkhanian talks with composers Richard Borovsky and Ivan Tcherepnin, about a concert that was to be given the next day at Stanford University. One of the works to be performed was Joseph Matthias Hauer’s “Atonale Musik “, the significance of which is described by Tcherepnin. Borovsky then discusses his work “Studies on a Cosmic Law” which was influenced by “The Law of Sevenfoldness” as described by the Armenian mystic and philos...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Music; Avant-Garde
|Fifth Biennial Survey of Contemporary Music: Works by Rudolf Komorous & Petr Kotik|
One of a series of programs originating from the International Service of Belgium Radio and Television in which the works of contemporary composers are highlighted. Heard first is “Olympia” by Rudolf Komorous, a work scored for a variety of instruments and sound making devices including flexatone, melodica, mouth-harmonica, nightingale whistles, bells, and and ratchet. Komorous was born in Prague but has made his home in Canada where he has taught at the University of Victoria...
Keywords: Contemporary Music; KPFA-FM; Music; Avant-Garde
|An Interview with Toshi Ichiyanagi|
Recorded at the Beresford Hotel in San Francisco on December 12, 1967, Charles Shere interviews the Japanese, avant-garde composer, Toshi Ichiyanagi. The two discuss their dismay over the exodus of experimental composers from the San Francisco Bay Area since the heyday of the San Francisco Tape Center in the early 1960s. Shere also questions the globe-trotting Ichiyanagi about the contrasting styles of composers from different regions of the world, and the regrettable tendency of composers to cr...
Keywords: Interview; Music; Avant-Garde; Toshi Ichiyanagi
|Performances by the ONCE Chamber Ensemble|
The ONCE Chamber Ensemble performs new and avant-garde music by four 20th century composers. The first work, “Bestiary I, Eingang” is a 1961 composition by George Cacioppo, and features soprano Karen Lovejoy. This is followed by Donald Scavarda’s “Sounds for Eleven,” “Two Pieces” by Bruce Wise,” and “Wedge” by Roger Reynolds. Each of these works for chamber ensemble exhibit the avant-garde sensibility of the mid-20th century, with its focus on percussion, tinkling piano, and ...
Keywords: Music; New Music; Avant-Garde; Instrumental ensembles
|Radiofest: Whatever Happened to the Avant-Garde ?|
This is the second, mostly self-contained, half of a program produced by the American Society of University Composers in conjunction with Radiofest: New American Music, in which the state of avant-garde music in the late 1970s is explored. The program begins with a look back at a typical avant-garde performance from the heady days of the 1960s, for which an audience gathered to witness the ignition of a single jet engine...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Radiofest; Documentary; Avant-Garde
|Soundspot: Music in the Eighties|
A collection of short (2 minutes or less) pieces of music highlighting avant-garde composers working in the 1980s. While most of these are pieces of electronic music there are also examples of sound poetry, instrumental improvisations, vocalises, electro-acoustic, and musique concrète. These vingettes of experimental music composed in the early 1980s provide a facinating snapshot of the avant-garde scene at that time...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; New Music; Avant-Garde
|Ode to Gravity: Distel Bitzos|
While in Bern, Switzerland in the Summer of 1972, Charles Amirkhanian and his wife Carol Law, interviewed two avant-garde artists who were then working in the area of visual art and sound poetry. Born in 1942, Herbert Distel, had already produced a number of iconic works, including a large Styrofoam egg, which he famously photographed as it floated in a large body of water, as well as his mini museum, a cabinet featuring 500 tiny installations by some of the world’s greatest living artists...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Avant-Garde; Interview; Music
|Holland in Art and Science: Carillons, Schierbeek, & Han Reiziger|
Recorded in 1974 by the Radio Nederland Transcription Service, a program about music and culture in the Netherlands. The program begins with a performance by, and interview with, Larry Weinstein, an American student at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort. Then, after a brief review of a book about how the theories of two 19th century American fringe scientists about the Earth being hollow and habitable on the inside influenced some of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, the program continu...
Keywords: Avant-garde; Interview and Music; 20th century classical
|Source: Program No. 4|
The fourth in a series of late-night electronic music mixes, produced by the editorial staff of “Source Magazine”, a bi-yearly publication devoted to avant-garde composers’ scores, articles and photographs. Source also produced a series of published music scores, Composer/Performer Edition. This program was produced by Arthur Woodbury.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Source Magazine; Avant-Garde; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
|Diamánda Galás Live at the La Jolla Museum|
Recorded live on May 21, 1983 at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, Diamánda Galás performs her “Wild Women with Steak-Knives,” an avant-garde performance art work for vocals and live signal processing. Part of her 1981 album “The Litanies of Satan,” the piece features the operatic range and diabolic inflections of vintage Galás. With sounds that vary from hisses, to screeches, moans, hollers, spits, and stutters, all accompanied by minimal electronic manipulations and elaborati...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Avant-Garde; Performance art; Monologues with music
|Ode to Gravity: The People's Opera 1970 (Aerosol, or The Computer That Couldn’t Hear)|
An intermedia opera, scored by Liam O’Gallagher, for four FM stations and a chorus of nine transistor radios with two soloist or maybe three...via the Bell System plus tapes of Robert Moran and Charles Amirkhanian. Reminiscent of some of John Cage’s aleatory compositions for FM radio this opera contains an amalgam of sounds ranging from Peking Opera, to sound poetry, to snippets of TV, to musicians performing on a variety of instruments...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; Avant-Garde; Soundscapes
Downloads: 473 (1 review)
|Other Minds Festival 13: Panel Discussion and Concert 1|
Charles Amirkhanian moderates a panel discussion with the composers featured in the first concert of OM 13. Michael Bach discusses the inspiration for Dieter Schnebel’s “Mit Diesen Händen” as well as describing his unique curved BACH.bow that he uses to perform it. Åke Parmerud then reflects on the nature of science and the concept that all of creation can be considered as a single organic machine, and how, he has used it as the philosophical basis for his tape piece “La Vie Mécanique...
Keywords: Music; Avant-Garde; 20th Century Classical; Other Minds
|Close Radio One|
A compilation of four experimental radio works, originally broadcast in November and December of 1976 as part of KPFK’s Close Radio, a weekly program which specialized in presenting conceptual and experimental art pieces by avant-garde artists. The first work is an excerpt from “TSNX/C24Va7ME: A Play by Dr. Hun,” an experimental theatrical work by Guy de Cointet which largely consists of a couple of actors reciting lines formed from license plate numbers, phone numbers, movie ratings, and ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; KPFK-FM; Spoken Word; Avant-Garde; Conceptual Art
|Source: The First Show|
Larry Austin, Stanley Lunetta and Arthur Woodbury, the editorial staff of “Source Magazine”, a bi-yearly periodical devoted to avant-garde composers’ scores, articles and photographs, present the first in what was to become a regular program on KPFA. This show consists of an extended mix of electronic sounds, speech, and fragments of interviews.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Avant-Garde; Source Magazine
|An Interview with Robert Wilson|
Recorded on May 6, 1985, Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer, avant-garde theater director ,and playwright, Robert Wilson. The two discuss Wilson’s musical theatrical works, many of which are developed in collaborative workshops involving many other people. Also touched upon are several of Wilson’s inventive staging techniques and the challenges of touring with large scale theatrical productions, including the need for greater support for the arts from governments and institutions.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Music Theatre; Avant-Garde; Art patronage
|Source: Program 3 - The first lecture in John Cage’s class on Music in Dialogue|
This program is dedicated to a lecture given by John Cage’s on October 7, 1969, at the University of California Davis during the first meeting of his class on Music in Dialogue.
Keywords: Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music; Avant-Garde; John Cage
|Margaret Leng Tan performs Errollyn Wallen's Louis' Loops at Other Minds 5, 1999 - Errollyn Wallen & Margaret Leng Tan|
Margaret Leng Tan performs the world premiere of Errollyn Wallen's Louis' Loops (1999) written for Margaret Leng Tan especially for Other Minds Music Festival 5 in 1999 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Margaret Leng Tan, two toy pianos According to Wallen: This piece is dedicated to my young grandson, Louis Wallen. I was inspired by watching him at play, as well as by seeing Margaret Leng Tan perform in New York last autumn and by the happy afternoon we spent in her Brooklyn home discussi...
Keywords: Avant-garde; 20th Century Classical; Music; Unconventional Instruments
|Source: Second Series, Program No 2|
This program is dedicated to a lecture given by John Cage’s on October 28, 1969, at the University of California Davis during his class on Music in Dialogue. Cage assigns a class exercise using library catalog cards and chance operations, the students then divide into their groups to discuss the project.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Source Series; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Avant-Garde
|Source Program No. 2|
The second in a series of late-night electronic music mixes, produced by the editorial staff of “Source Magazine”, a bi-yearly publication devoted to avant-garde composers’ scores, articles and photographs. Source also produced a series of published music scores, Composer/Performer Edition. This programs is produced by Larry Austin, Stanley Lunetta, and Arthur Woodbury.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Source Series; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Avant-Garde
|John Cage Featured on KPFA's Ode To Gravity Series - John Cage|
Based on an interview with John Cage, conducted by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music in San Francisco, this Ode to Gravity program was heard nationwide over the NPR satellite. Amirkhanian begins with a quick history of Cage's musical upbringing, leading into an interview conducted with Cage during preparation for the San Francisco Symphony's "all-Cage" evening in 1983. The program opens with a performance of "Double Music" (1941) written jointly by Cage and Lou Harriso...
Keywords: Avant-garde; 20th Century Classical; KPFA; John Cage
|Avant-Garde Trombone Studio Concert|
Stuart Dempster, principal trombonist of the Oakland Symphony, and faculty member of the San Francisco Conservator and California State College, presents a recital of six premiers, including three works commissioned by himself. This concert was held on June 24, 1966 at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. The concert is announced by Charles Boone, composer and officer of the Composers' Forum. During the intermission he interviews Mr...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Avant-Garde; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Trombone
|Morning Concert: Avant-Garde Music from the Netherlands|
Han Reiziger joins Charles Amirkhanian in the KPFA studio to play selections of avant-garde music from the Netherlands. Like Charles, Han is a well known radio personality in the Netherlands, specializing in new and avant-garde music. Here he introduces American audiences to recent experimental works in jazz, classical, and electronic music, all by young Dutch composers. The last three selections are mixed into a auditory montage in a style that Reiziger regularly employs on his own show on VPRO...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; VPRO; Music; Interview; Jazz; Avant-Garde
|John Cage at KPFA on July 29, 1971 - John Cage|
On the evening of Thursday, July 29, 1971, John Cage visited KPFA to talk about his current activities and interests and also to read the first and fifth sections from his Diary: How to improve the world (you will only make matters worse). He also reads a high school oratory which garnered a permanent trophy for Los Angeles High School where he was valedictorian of the class of 1928. Present in the room during the discussion are also Charles Amirkhanian, Richard Friedman, Charles Shere and Gerar...
Keywords: Interview; Experimental Literature; Avant-Garde; John Cage; KPFA-FM
Downloads: 1,604 (1 review)
|The Politics and Music of Cornelius Cardew|
From a program recorded on January 25, 1975, Charles Amirkhanian interviews the British composer, pianist, and Socialist, Cornelius Cardew. Born in 1936, Cardew had a traditional music education, studying composition and piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In the late 1950’s he became interested in avant-garde and electronic music, working with Karlheinz Stockhausen, and composing a series of aleatoric pieces influenced by the ideas of John Cage and others...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Cornelius Cardew; Music; Interview; Avant-Garde
|Luc Ferrari: Les Émois d'Aphrodite performed at Other Minds 5, 1999 - Luc Ferrari|
The MC Band perform the world premiere of Luc Ferrari's composition Les Émois d'Aphrodite ("The Emotions of Aphrodite"; 1998) at the Other Minds Music Festival in 1999 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Les Émois d'Aphrodite (1998) une premièe danse un morceau de peur une deuxième danse une bonne portion de trip charnel enfin une danse sauvage d'Aphrodite The MC Band March Chun, music director March Chun, synthesizer John McGinn, piano Kevin Neuhoff, percussion Tony Striplen, clarinet M...
Keywords: Avant-garde; 20th Century Classical; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
|1965 ONCE Festival: Concert Two|
The 1965 ONCE Festival was held in Ann Arbor, Michigan from Feb. 11-14. This was the fifth in a series of Festivals put on during the early and mid-1960s which were devoted to new and avant-garde music. The founders of the Festivals and its associated ONCE Group included Robert Ashley, Gordon Mumma, George Cacioppo, Roger Reynolds, and Donald Scavarda. This the second concert, held on February 12, 1965 included works by Russell Peck, Robert Ashley, George Crevoshay, George Cacioppo and Blue Gene...
Keywords: Music; New Music; KPFA-FM; Electronic music; Avant-Garde
|Swedish Music in 1970|
Howard Hersh interviews three visiting Swedish composers whose works were about to be performed as part of the San Francisco Conservatory New Music series at the DeYoung Museum. The composers, Arne Mellnäs, Jan W. Morthenson, and Karl-Erik Welin, had also been offering a number of master classes to students at the Conservatory and in this program they discuss their work as well as the state of Swedish music in the 1970s.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; New Music; Avant-Garde; Swedish composers
|Krenek plays Krenek: Four Piano Works Performed by the Composer|
This is a 1963 program featuring four piano works by Ernst Krenek introduced and performed by the composer himself. This first work, “Piano Sonata No. 3,” is a 12 tone work in four movements. Krenek describes in some detail the series of tones used in the composition and how the work is constructed. “Sechs Vermessene,” as Krenek explains, is a series of measurements of a 12 tone series, thus the title, which roughly translates as “Six Measurements.” “ Basler Massarbeit” was origi...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th century classical; Serialism; Avant-garde
|Interview with Ilhan Mimaroglu of Finnadar Records|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Turkish born, Ilhan Mimaroglu, about his new record label Finnadar Records. Mimaroglu, a record producer and a composer in his own right, founded Finadar in a partnership with Atlantic Records, in order to present avant-garde and new world music to the American audience, as well as a means to publish his own compositions.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Avant-Garde; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Ilhan Mimaroglu
|La Monte Young’s Eternal Music|
This program features a number of pieces by La Monte Young with such cryptic titles as “23 VIII 64 2:50:45-3:11AM, the volga delta” some of which can be played at various speeds, as demonstrated in this recording. Described as some of the most difficult music played on KPFA, Young’s music combines effectively the spirituality of the East with Western intellectual and technical interests. These performances are by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Avant-Garde; La Monte Young
|Margaret Leng Tan performs The Beatles song Eleanor Rigby at Other Minds 5, 1999 - John Lennon/Paul McCartney, Toby Twining & Margaret Leng Tan|
Margaret Leng Tan performs the west coast Premiere special arrangement of The Beatles song Eleanor Rigby (arranged by Toby Twining) at the Other Minds Music Festival in 1999 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Margaret Leng Tan, toy piano
Keywords: Avant-garde; Rock & Roll; 20th Century Classical; Toy Piano
Downloads: 11,913 (6 reviews)
|Harvey Matusow on ICES ‘72, and other international endeavors|
In a program recorded on March 1, 1972 in the KPFA studio, Harvey Matusow describes the International Carnival of Experimental Sounds (ICES ‘72), an avant-garde music festival, based on the theme of myth, magic, madness and mysticism, that was scheduled to be held in August 1972 in London. Participating in the discussion are Stan Lunetta and Art Woodbury of “Source Magazine”, Lars-Gunnar Bodin of Stockholm’s Fylkingen Society, Robert Ashley of Mills College, and program host Charles Amir...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; New Music; Avant-Garde; ICES
|Interview With Luciano Berio|
Recorded in July of 1962, this is a fascinating interview between composer, music professor, and KPFA presenter, Glenn Glasow, and the Italian avant-garde composer Luciano Berio, who had just joined the faculty at Mills College. In many ways this interview highlights the difficulty that many musicologists and listeners of traditional classical music, had dealing with the new, radical concepts being promoted by the likes of Berio, Pierre Boulez, and John Cage...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Music; Avant-Garde; 20th Century Classical
|Jim Nollman's Cigarette Piece|
Composer Jim Nollman of San Francisco, well known for his work with inter-species music, was also a member of the avant-grade group Music Music. This program is a recording made during the eighth night of his conceptual work, entitled Cigarette Piece, which was performed live over KPFA in 1973. The piece is scored for ten cigarette smokers and each nights performance lasted as long as it takes each of them to finish one cigarette...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Avant-Garde; New Music; Jim Nollman
|The Music of Alvin Curran and MEV|
A selection of recordings and live performances by Alvin Curran and his group MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva). This is classic, avant-garde, electro-acoustic music from the 1960s and early 70s.
Keywords: Music; Avant-Garde; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Alvin Curran
Downloads: 1,569 (1 review)
|Imaginary Landscape: A Concert by the Extended Vocal Techniques Ensemble (EVTE)|
A live concert by the Extended Vocal Techniques Ensemble, recorded at the KPFK studio in Los Angeles. During the intermission the members of EVTE discuss their work and give examples of the techniques they use to create their music. After the concert their is a panel discussion with the members of EVTE discussing their personal backgrounds.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Imaginary Landscape; Music; Avant-Garde; EVTE
|Ode to Gravity: Pierre Boulez at Donaueschingen|
Charles Amirkhanian interview the French, avant-garde, composer, and conductor, Pierre Boulez, following the world premiere performance of his revised (3rd version), “explosante-fixe,” at the Donaueschingen Music Festival on October 21, 1973. In this relatively brief interview Boulez offers his perspective on American composers such as Charles Ives, Henry Cowell, Steve Reich, and John Cage, all of whom he had at least heard of and generally respects, although he admits that his own approach ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Music; Avant-Garde; 20th Century Classical
|Interview with Frank Zappa|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Frank Zappa in anticipation of his appearance on Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium. Zappa discusses his digital re-mastering of his album "Lumpy Gravy" and other early works. The musical selections played during this program are not included in this recording.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Popular Music; Avant-Garde; Frank Zappa
|Musique Concrète and Electro-Acoustic Music by Two Belgian Composers|
Three works of avant-garde electro-acoustic music by two Belgium composers. The first two selections, “Choir” and “Electronic Suite” are both musique concrète compositions by Louis De Meester. That is they are tape works drawn from sounds that naturally exist in the real world, as opposed to electronic music which utilizes sounds produced electronically. However each of these works, composed during the 1960s, seems to include some additional electronic processing or manipulation...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Electronic Music; Electro-Acoustic; Avant-Garde
|John Cage Considered: An Introduction|
A tentative introduction and preliminary remarks about the music, aesthetics and phenomenon of John Cage. Recorded in 1965 this program contains the comments of Charles Shere on the life and music of the most famous of American avant-garde composers. The program, which relies on a 1964 New Yorker article about Cage, a catalogue of his works published by Peters Edition, and Cages own book of essays Silence, for its background information, starts with a description of Cages early education and car...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music; Avant-Garde; John Cage; Charles Shere
|Ode to Gravity: 15th Anniversary Program|
On March 4, 1970 Charles Amirkhanian broadcast the first in a series of ongoing programs called Ode to Gravity. The focus of the program has been avant-garde and contemporary music, with forays into the realms of experimental literature as well as visual and performance art. Initially inspired by a live theater piece by Amirkhanian, in which assorted objects ranging from a marble to a mattress to a car fender were dropped from a balcony into a circle of spectators, the radio program, Ode to Grav...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview and Music; Avant-Garde; Sound Poetry
|Worldwide Music: An Interview with Joan La Barbara|
This program begins with Charles Amirkhanian playing the first three musical selections simultaneously. After this stimulating experiment with multi-tasking, Charles interviews avant-garde vocalist Joan La Barbara about her work with extended vocal techniques. She describe the various methods she employs and then plays two of her own 1975 compositions, WARP and Vocal Techniques.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview and Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Avant-Garde; Joan La Barbara
|Ode To Gravity: The Music of Larry Parque|
A program dedicated to the music of San Francisco Bay Area composer Larry Parque, who has experimented extensively with graphic notation and mathematical forms in music. Parque, an architect and a member of the faculty of the San Francisco State University’s Interdisciplinary Creative Arts Department was, at the time of this recording, engaged in composing a work for 21 musicians and 21 film projectors...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Larry Parque; Music; Interview; New Music; Avant-Garde; Improvisation
|Other Minds Festival 11: Panel Discussion 2 - Other Minds|
Panel discussion with Fred Frith, Sudhu Tewari, Maria de Alvear, moderated by Charles Amirkhanian. The composers discuss the pieces to be played in the following concert.
Keywords: Other MInds Festival of New Music; OM 11; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Avant-Garde
|New Music America 1981: Charles Amirkhanian Interviews John Rockwell & Charles Shere|
Charles Amirkhanian engages former KPFA music programers and current music critics, John Rockwell and Charles Shere, in a fascinating discussion about the state of New Music and the New Music America Festivals. The difference between academic avant-garde music concerts and the more adventurous programing of multi-media works, new wave rock bands, and sound installations featured at the New Music America Festivals, is fully explored...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Interview; New Music; Avant-Garde
|Interview with Ursula Block of Gelbe Musik|
We take a walking tour through the renowned New Music record and tape shop in West Berlin known as Gelbe Musik (Yellow Music). A conversation with director Ursula Block as she plays samples of her album for customers takes on an an unexpected direction as the composer in residence of the Beijing Symphony, Mr. Zhongrong Luo, joins us to purchase some Varese and Xenakis albums to play for his students in the Peoples Republic of China...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; New Music; Avant-Garde; Gelbe Musik; German record stores
|Other Minds Festival: OM 17: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds|
The 17th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 17) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the first night’s concert, held on March 1, 2012. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were composers Øyvind Torvund and Simon Steen-Andersen, along with Anders Førisdal, guitarist with the night’s featured ensemble, asamisimasa. The Danish composer Steen-Andersen tells the audience about his childhood fascination with all types of sounds, before ...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 17; Music; New Music; Avant-Garde; Mixed Media; Chamber Music
|Morning Concert: Lars-Gunnar Bodin and New Music from Sweden|
From a program originally recorded on February 24, 1975, Charles Amirkhanian interviews visiting composer Lars-Gunnar Bodin, live in the studios of KPFA. Bodin, one of the most prominent composers in Sweden, is a leading practitioner of text-sound composition and electronic music. At the time of this recording Bodin was in the middle of a world tour that would take him to India and Iran, and yet he found the time to sit down with Amirkhanian to talk about his music as well as present a selection...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert; Lars Gunnar Bodin; Interview; Music; Avant-Garde
|Ode to Gravity: Avant Garde Music in the Netherlands|
A fascinating visit with pianist Ton Hartsuiker and composer David Porcelijn, two prominent avant-garde figures in Holland and producers of that country’s nationwide weekly radio program, Musica Nova. Recorded January 15, 1974, in Hartsuiker’s home in The Hague, here is a light-hearted glimpse into the bowels of the obscure and little publicized aspects of experimental music in the Netherlands...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Interview and Music; Avant-Garde; Sound Poetry; Dutch Radio